Recent dining excursions by Day food critics

Deke's Bagels 157 West Main St., Niantic (860) 739-9509 If you haven't been to Haylon's Market in a while, you might be surprised the next time you return. That's because the former prepared foods market has a new name and culinary mission (under the same...

Head to Essex to experience the multiple joys of Scotch Plains Tavern

The Scotch Plains Tavern in Essex, located in the transformed Oliver's Taverne site, is a charming and creative destination for fine food as well as sports bar charm.

Dropping in to the Wilcox Tavern

Over the years, I've driven past the Wilcox Tavern more times than I can count. But, unfortunately, I never entered.

Deke does it again in Niantic

Two years ago in this space, I wrote about the varied and tasty prepared foods and sandwiches at Haylon’s Market in Niantic. I felt fine recommending it to readers then, and now that it’s chosen a new mission (under the same owner) I’m pleased to recommend it again.

Highlights from recent reviews by The Day's food critics

The Day's food writers look back on their recent reviews.

LongHorn Steakhouse in Waterford is a good deal

Whether looking for moderately priced steaks or any of a variety of tasty bar-food, snacks of sandwiches, one shouldn't overlook the Waterford LongHorn Steakhouse.

Adrak 2 brings its excellent Indian cuisine to Westerly

For the longest time, I'd been saying the one thing the Westerly food scene still needs is an Indian restaurant.

A bigger, better Olive Oyl’s

Olive Oyl’s has moved to a much bigger new location at the top of Main Street, in a space formerly occupied by the Village Provision Company, which closed in 2016.

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Watching the trajectory of patients' lives

Being a doctor in itself is a cool enough thing. But being a doctor in the same community and community hospital for over 15 years is fantastically more cool. Watching the trajectory of my patient’s lives was not something medical school had...

Rick's List — Rarities and B-Sides Edition

Recently, I was privileged to separately interview Mick Box of Uriah Heep and Tom Gimbel of Foreigner. All of that classic rock-ness reminded me that, if a band has a long enough career, at some point they'll come out with a greatest...



Upcoming concerts and shows

Indigo Girls — May 11 at Garde; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $39-$68

Paula Poundstone — Aug. 10 at Garde; tickets on sale now; $28-$45

Smashing Pumpkins — July 29 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $55-$95

Steve Miller, Peter Frampton — July 14 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $65-$100

John Oates — March 19 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $45-$55

Jethro Tull — Sept. 12 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $45-$125

Dua Lipa — June 20 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $32.50, $35